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Does a Preoperative Dose of Ibuprofen Reduce the Pain Associated with Wisdom Tooth Removal?
Should I take a dose of ibuprofen prior to my wisdom tooth treatment? There have been many studies through the years showing that taking an NSAID, such as ibuprofen, prior to extraction of wisdom teeth reduces post-treatment pain and swelling. (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 77:1990-1997, 2019). I believe this is true for most dental procedures […]
IS SOFT TISSUE GRAFTING (ATTACHED MUCOSAL GRAFTING) NEEDED AROUND DENTAL IMPLANTS?
IS SOFT TISSUE GRAFTING (ATTACHED MUCOSAL GRAFTING) NEEDED AROUND DENTAL IMPLANTS? Yes. This is true of any site, but especially true in compromised sites such as patients who have undergone treatments including radiation therapy or major jaw reconstruction (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 79:560-574, 2021). Around our healthy teeth there is a band of tissue that […]
DENTIN HYPERSENSITIVITY: ETIOLOGY, DIAGNOSIS, and MANAGEMENT
Dentin hypersensitivity may present as anything from a mild discomfort, ache, or “electrical” sensation, to being overtly painful. It is typically transient and can be initiated by the same types of things as toothache type pain such as temperature variation or irritating foods. Any exposure of the dentin such as wear, abrasion, bone loss, periodontal […]
TREATMENT OF ATYPICAL MIDFACIAL PAIN WITH A MAXILLARY SINUS LIFT PROCEDURE
I have found that atypical facial pain in the upper jaw is often related to a bone defect in the sinus wall which has healed with tissue ingrowth. This typically occurs as the result of dental trauma or a surgical defect after tooth extraction or orthognathic surgery, as examples. (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 72:2453.e1-2453.e5, 2014). […]
How to Take Care of Your Dental Implant
Cleaning and taking care of your implant is just as important as cleaning your natural teeth. Here are some things you should know about caring for your implant. Your implant and your natural teeth are similar because they both rely on healthy tissue for support! Just like with real teeth, plaque buildup can be harmful. […]
Wisdom Teeth: Questions Answered
If you or your child are getting your wisdom teeth removed, you must have questions! We are here to make you feel as comfortable as possible. As always, if you have other questions feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to help you understand more on your upcoming procedure. Read on for […]
When Should You Consider Dental Implants?
Dental implants typically consist of three components: the post, the abutment, and the restoration. The post is a screw which is inserted into the bone. The abutment is attached to the post and the restoration is placed on top, giving the finished product a beautiful, realistic look. Dental implants are an effective way to replace […]
3 Benefits of Dental Implants
Missing a tooth? Meet your new best friend—dental implants. Before choosing to opt for a dental implant, it’s important that you understand the in’s and out’s of these replacement teeth and how they will benefit your smile. When replacing a tooth or a gap with a dental implant, you are not only giving your smile […]
THE VAZIRANI-AKINOSI NERVE BLOCK
This technique has been around since the 70s and is a technique that I use often. (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 77:489-492, 2019). I must confess that I go back and forth with the techniques and often use the Gow-Gates technique as well. When I went through my training in the 80s we were taught multiple […]
COMPLETE IMPLANT TEETH – ALL ON FOUR – TEETH IN A DAY
I am excited to announce that we have taken the All on Fourä concept to a new level. There are many ways to say it: Teeth in a Dayä, Same Day Teethä, Smile in a Dayä, etc, etc. These have all been coined to illustrate the immediacy of this technique. We have refined our technique […]